Monday, July 07, 2008


That'd be our family, Forth of July weekend, in California: Trekkies.

We had decided we wanted to go hiking, and headed out to an infamous filmmaking spot just north of LA. Vasquez Rocks has been the motion picture home of countless numbers of movies [Star Trak being among the most famous], animated films, and even housed a criminal or two, hence the name. (Named after the notorious criminal who used the region as his hideout.) Do you recognize this famous Star Trek episode?

We weren't so interested in taking on Gorn, but we were up for that hike!

Starting out, everyone was excited about tackling the earthen protuberance:

Israel took the lead, and soon found himself halfway up the major outcropping:

I had Keller in the Maya Wrap, and was not prepared for the intense slant that the mountainside presented. I only made it halfway up myself, before my sense of balance warned me not to go any further with Keller as part of my center of balance. So, I took a few 'ariel view' type pictures:

While Israel made it to the top quite quickly,

Aubrey took a slightly different route. She also hiked barefoot!

Israel tired of waiting for her, so he and the DellDog took a brisk jog down the mountain:

And then, scooted up to the precipice yet another way, successfully joining Aubrey for a panoramic view:

Meanwhile, I was attempting to find level ground . . .

to be continued . . .


Annette said...

Those pictures scare the daylights out of me. It looks like Israel could fall off. Oh, my... I really can't look at them. Was it just the camera angle?

Annette in MN

mary grace said...
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mary grace said...

I can.not.imagine hiking that with a baby in a Maya. You are a brave, brave woman.

Natalie said...

I don't think I could have watched that, Angie!

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